10 Things You Can Do

  •  Do you have a pet?                                                                                       Pick up pet waste and put it in the trash.  Click here for more information on pet waste.
  •  Do you have a septic system?                                                                                           Inspect and maintain it. Click here for more septic system resources. 
  •  Do you have a car?                                                                                               Fix oil leaks and use a commercial car wash. Click here for information on safe disposal of automotive fluids
  •  Do you have a house?                                                                                    Direct runoff from your roof and driveway to a rain barrel, catch basin, or ditch. 
  •  Do you have a yard?                                                                                   Compost yard debris away from water ways. Click here for low cost compost bins ideas.                                      Limit your use of fertilizers and pesticides. Visit Environmental Protection Agency for tips on environmentally friendly lawn and garden practices.
  • Do you like trees?                                                                                      Plant native trees and shrubs near waterways. Or help the community by attending a local tree planting. 
  •  Do you own livestock?                                                                                        Use a farm plan. Visit Whatcom Conservation District to find out more ways to improve your farm and pasture management.
  •  Do you think raccoons are cute?                                                                                    Please don't feed the wildlife - fecal matter from urban wildlife pollutes our water. Learn more here or WCPW..... 
  • Do you have a public stormdrain near your house?                                                                                     Keep stormdrains free of debris and pollution. Become a steward by adopting a block. Visit the Watershed Watchers page for more information.